Laura Appel, senior vice president, health policy & innovation, MHA, participated in a Crain’s Detroit Business virtual roundtable to discuss how collaboration between employers and managed care plans can control rising healthcare costs.
The story includes perspectives from a variety of individuals in the healthcare and insurance industries. Topics that Appel addresses include value-based care, behavioral health integration and healthcare overutilization.
“A lot of people want to say, ‘mental health care and physical health care.’ And I try to stay away from that because, last I checked, my brain is part of my body,” said Appel. “If I could wave a magic wand, it would be to have employers demand integration. We really need a demand that says, ‘I want you to take care of my person in a way that recognizes those two things are coming together.’”